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Month: March 2011

Mascot and logo, Proposal 1 (Repost)

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:05:41 -0500
(Repost: originally posted as a reply creating broken thread to "Re: 
[trinity-devel] [Win+] shortcut default proposal - Efficient Desktop 
Manipulation". Posted again to insure proper threading)


This got missed at the meeting, so it's getting announced here: an initial 
mascot and logo proposal.

The mascot doesn't have a name right now, just a cryptic designation of L315 so 
it can be referred to as something until it has earned a name.

It represents the user's individual TDE installation, typically customized to 
that user's needs, and as such, can be found in multiple strange configurations 
and doing various things.

The Etherpad page is here:

If you just want to look at a quick single image, here's L315 playing a game 
with an Atari 2600 joystick: -- this is my second 
favorite image so far.

I may add the plain image of L315 standing at attention at some point, but I'm 
wondering if a better default pose is possible.

This includes a few situations and configurations of L315, and at the bottom 
shows three applications of a simple and efficient logo derived from L315. 
Logos need to be as simple as possible, and this one qualifies as simple, and is 
directly tied to L315.  My main worry is that there might be someone else with a 
nearly identical logo that I don't know about.

What I need from you: nits with the implementation of the concept, with L315's 
configuration, with the logo in the three icon ideas, and possibly with the 
entire base idea I'm working with.  Suggestions for improving the artwork only 
apply if you have immediately fallen in love with L315. 8)

Important thing to remember: Failed branding mascots are by definition 
forgettable.  We want to to be memorable.

James Gholston

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I also tossed out the idea of a Phoenix as a logo/mascot "A phoenix dies a fiery 
death but then rises again from the ashes." A good KDE3-Trinity analogy. (plus a 
pretty cool looking logo)

A few ideas (for discussion only) I has many forms. The more abstract -- the better:

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.